A 21-year-old has been sentenced for possession of a knife and cannabis after he ran from police in Southall Broadway.
Arron Rhys Martin 21, of Myrtle Road, Hounslow East, was handed a six month prison sentence at Harrow Crown Court on Friday, August 8 for two counts of possession of a knife in a public place and one count of possession of cannabis.
Martin pleaded guilty at to all three charges at Ealing Magistrates’ Court.
Detective Inspector Naz Rana, from Ealing’s Gangs Task Force, said: “Police in Ealing will continue to target known and persistent offenders with the aim to make their lives as uncomfortable as possible. Our continued success is making the streets of Ealing safer . I would like to urge anyone who wishes to turn their backs on a life of crime and get away from the gang culture, to contact my team. We have many intervention programs which people can be introduced to and have the input and support of many other partnership organisations.”
On Sunday, January 12 at just after 8pm in The Broadway, Southall, Martin ran from police officers.
Officers had been told by a member of the public that a knife was seen to be discarded during the chase.
A lock-knife in an extended position and locked was later found in the road.
On another occasion on Wednesday, May 7 at 4.30pm, an unmarked police car was nearing a group of males in Church Road, when Martin began to run.
He was pursued and seen to discard a lock-knife which on examination was again in an extended position and locked.
After being caught, Martin was searched by officers and found to be in possession of a bag of cannabis.
The Gangs Task Force at Ealing can be contacted using the non-emergency number 101.